Andaman Keelback
Non Venomous
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Family: Colubridae
Genus: Xenochrophis
Common name: Andaman Keelback, Common Keelback, Yellow-Spotted Keelback, Schnurrenberger's Keelback
Scientific name: Xenochrophis melanzostus
Species: X. Melanzostus (flavipunctatus)
Adults: 0.85 m
Maximum: 1000mm (39in)
Region: In India Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Also many islands in Southeast Asia, including, Sumatra and Java.
Description: Medium length, elongate, slightly stout bodied snake with a moderately long tail. Can grow to a maximum of about 39in. Head is distinct from neck with a moderately pointed snout. Eyes are large in size with round pupils. Dorsal scales are strongly keeled with apical pits. Ventrals are rounded.
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